Here it is … New Year’s Eve and everyone is getting ready to fellowship with family and friends to ring in the new year. Nothing wrong with that, but I received an email this morning that set my mind on something else. I want to share this email with you and I hope it will lead you to join me in prayer for those grieving the loss of a loved one fighting in distant lands for our liberty. Please, for just a moment, sometime today, pray for our military and their families. Here is a slightly edited version of the email I received:
Begin forwarded message:
Date: December 27, 2010 6:53:00 PM CST
Subject: Fwd: Fw: Important message Date: Monday, December 27, 201
We are asking everyone to say a prayer for “Darkhorse” 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and their families. They are fighting it out in Afghanistan & they have lost 9 marines in 4 days.
Lindsay Lohan, 24, gets her name and face all over the news because she went to jail. Now she’s getting it all over again for failing her drug test.
But: Nothing in the media about these guys because no one seems to care:
Justin Allen, 23; Brett Linley, 29; Matthew Weikert, 29; Justus Bartett, 27; Dave Santos, 21; Chase Stanley, 21; Jesse Reed, 26; Matthew Johnson, 21; Zachary Fisher, 24; Brandon King, 23; Christopher Goeke, 23; Sheldon Tate, 27 … All gave their lives for us this week.